This letter from Brigid Reina and Rebecca Flesh appeared in the end-of-summer issue of the Madeline Island Gazette. It gives a wonderful description of their work over the summer.Read More
In an effort to fulfill our mission "to protect and preserve" the natural areas on Madeline Island, the Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve undertakes projects either on our own or, if possible, in concert with other organizations and individuals who have a desire to maintain the Island's natural beauty.
Below are descriptions of some of those projects.
Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve, the Town of La Pointe, and the Madeline Island Ferry Line have collaborated for the third summer in hiring summer interns to coordinate control of invasive plant species.Read More
In 2013 MIWP and the Town of La Pointe jointly hired two invasive species interns (Ethan Rossing for 5 months, Stephen Thielking for two months). MIWP donated $10,000 outright, and $15,000 from a Wisconsin DNR grant, as well as housing for the interns and intern management.
The interns worked on mapping invasive species; cutting buckthorn and barberry; landowner involvement and education; and a five year plan.Read More